“Christian, Jew, Muslim, shaman, Zoroastrian, stone, ground, mountain, river, each has a secret way of being with the mystery, unique and not to be judged.” The immortal poet Rumi says that, and in so doing, he is at one with our Unitarian Universalist heart. He is at one with our history. In 1568, the […]

We Come Together

A month after I was divorced from my wife of almost 22 years, I was visiting with friends in Houston and we were at a very cool farm-to-table restaurant and the waitress came by and I saw the tattoo on her forearm: “In the end, everything will be ok. If it’s not OK, it’s not […]

 Spring – Rebecca Kaye Ah, Spring. The time of year when nature is bursting with energy and growth and disgusting yellow-green goo that turns up everywhere. It’s a perfect metaphor for our smallest congregants, from birth to graduation. We call them munchkins, children, whipper-snappers, tweens, grasshoppers, teenyboppers, and youth. This morning, consider a different term […]

Turning Loneliness Around Rev. Anthony Makar July 24, 2016   Several years ago, writer Adam Gopnik of The New Yorker shared the story of his four-year-old daughter’s imaginary friend. A very concerning story, because this was no usual childhood playmate who shares toys and dutifully takes orders. This childhood playmate, with the name of […]

The Importance of Authenticity in Relationship I dwell. I dwell on past events. I dwell on past conversations. I dwell on friends lost and gained. Mostly though, I dwell on how I wish I had acted, on what I wish I had said, how I wish I had responded. For today, my thoughts turn […]